LG Volt: No Frills And Pocket-Friendly

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If you are looking for a phone that is snazzy and equipped with the latest tech, then stop right there because LG Volt is certainly not for you. However if you are in the market for a budget-friendly device that has all the basic features you would require from a smartphone, along with a battery life you can depend on, then the LG Volt is a good option for you.

The display is of 4.7 inches with a resolution of 960 pixels by 540 pixels. The pixel density however is only 234 PPI (pixels per inch), which means that while your messages and webpages will be crisp enough, the overall clarity of the screen is not very impressive.

The LG Volt has a simple design with a plastic body and a standard oval-shaped home button on the bottom with a menu and back controls on either side of it. There are two stereo speakers on the bottom, with a microUSB charging port placed between them. The button for locking can be found on the left while the volume buttons are on the right. A 3.5mm jack for headphones sits on the top.

The smartphone comes with an older version of Android installed, the 4.4 KitKat and has LG’s Optimus UI integrated over it. LG’s skin fortunately does not make any major changes besides replacing the icons and changing the phone’s colour scheme.

LG has also included some of its own applications, such as Quick Remote, which is an app that you can use as a universal TV remote. Users will also eventually find the Volt’s NFC connectivity useful, once apps like the Android Pay are available for download.

Powered by 1GB of RAM and a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor with 1.2GHz of speed, the LG Volt smartphone is not a good option if you are hoping to play heavy-duty games. However, for those who enjoy lightweight Android games and wish to use the phone for internet browsing and streaming, the Volt will suffice.

The rear camera is of 8 megapixels and is capable of taking good pictures in indirect sunlight. It can also record video quality of up to 1080p. You can expect your images to be steady and clear with a bit of noise and some slight pixilation. Capturing good low light pictures will be a bit of a struggle however. The front camera is of only 1.3 megapixels, so unfortunately for selfie lovers this phone will be a little disappointing.

An exciting feature of the phone is the battery which has a capacity of 3000mAh and is said to last up to 24 hours while making phone calls. Priced at Rs. 11,400, the LG Volt is a good choice for a basic smartphone that is sturdy, has a good battery life and is over all no frills.

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by techtalks @TechTalks October 6, 2016 5:21 AM UTC

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